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What's with all the rain?

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What's with all the rain?

Just over 3 inches so far this year and according to here.....

http://www.lasvegassun.com/weather/

.....the average should be just over 1 inch.

It better stop by June :)

I'm sure it's much needed though.

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1. Re: What's with all the rain?

el nino

Edinburgh
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2. Re: What's with all the rain?

So it is!

I've just done a bit of googling and the US summer is expected to be hotter and shorter than normal.

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3. Re: What's with all the rain?

Spanish for.....

THE NINO

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4. Re: What's with all the rain?

Vegas can be fun in any kind of weather- even during the monsoon season in the summer. I have been there when it was raining, when they had spectacular thunderstorms and I have been in a few heavy hailstorms- and flash floods. Never ruined my vacation.

It really is El Niño.

Charleston, South...
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5. Re: What's with all the rain?

only comes a few times a year and it always comes when i am there lol....

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6. Re: What's with all the rain?

no rain, no lake mead. the worst scenario, no electricity to run the casinos.

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7. Re: What's with all the rain?

For those of you who will visit late March and early April, hopefully there will be a huge show of desert wildflowers. If you have never seen the desert in "bloom" you don't know what you are missing.

Just another perk to all the rain...

3Chihuahuas

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8. Re: What's with all the rain?

Thanks mtroh - it might be annoying for visitors but what a relief for anyone who lives around here - both Powell and Mead were getting way too low. Also we have the added bonus that it is not 6 feet of snow.

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9. Re: What's with all the rain?

"no rain, no lake mead. the worst scenario, no electricity to run the casinos."

Well any rain in Nevada or Arizona does not contribute one little bit to Lake Mead water levels. It is the western slopes of the Rockies that contribute the water.

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10. Re: What's with all the rain?

High pressure area in Washington State is pushing all of their rain/snow south. So L.A. and Vegas are both getting lots of rain. And Seattle has had no snow this winter.